Holasthak is a Hindu festival that is observed during the Hindu lunar month of Ashwin. This year, it will be observed on Monday, February 27, 2023. It is celebrated on the 13th day of the waning moon phase (Krishna Paksha) and is primarily observed in the northern and western regions of India. Holashtak is an important day in Hindu mythology, as it is believed that on this day Lord Krishna defeated the demon Narakasura. The festival is celebrated by offering prayers to Lord Krishna and performing puja rituals. People also engage in various cultural activities such as singing, dancing, and feasting. In some regions, large and colorful processions are held, and people dress up in traditional attire to participate in the celebrations.